The most popular place of pilgrimage in Ireland today is Knock, a village in County Mayo where, in 1879, two women claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary with St John and St Joseph. A million people visit Knock every year, and about 600 cures have been attributed to the intercession of the Virgin at this site. Ireland is full of places of religious importance. Benedictines, Augustinians, Franciscans, Dominicans and Cistercians all had numerous communities in Ireland, and though many of their monasteries are now in ruins they remain as places where people go to find God and to pray.
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